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[ Rhodesian Rising. sRiLLIANT BRITISH VICTORY. Official Despatches. Nothing is known at the Colonial Office of any British force in Rhodesia having been hemmed in by the rebels, as stated in a sensational telegram published on Tuesday, and, in view of the brilliant achievements recorded in Wednesday's official despatches, little credence is attached to the rumour. OFFICIAL TELEGRAMS. The following telegram has been received at the Colonial Office The High Commissioner of the State for the Colonies. Received at the Colonial Office, 11.20 a.m.. September 30bh, 1896. The following telegram received from Carrington (begins) '28th September. Despatches from Baden Powell to-day, dated 23rd and 24-th September. Column bas returned to Hartley-bill after olearing forest of rebels as far as junction of Gwelo and Sbangaoi rivers. Eight patrols under Kekewich nnd De McLays, surprised a rebel village near Lions Kopje, killing 20 men, capturing 25 women and children, some grain, and goats. Remaining patrols by wide- reaching movements have surprised many encampments of rebels, and taken food and blankets. Mijomhi's preventative posts have been broken up, and natives now coming in to surrender. No. 1 patrol, under Baden Powell, covered 163 miles. Horses suffered greatly from heat and want of corn, and patrols were much troubled by lions. Men had to be put on reduced rations for five days, and horseflesh issued for meat. Baden Powell says health and conduct 7th Hussars and other men excellent. Operations Mvani's district concluded. Much grain collected. Manonduari and about 300 people have surrendered. Native Commis- sioner considers people are now thoroughly dis- heartened and tired of fighting. Column is returning towards Inyati, leaving post of 50 men at Viringu Drift. Patrol will be despatcbdd to Queen's Kraal on the Dubie, where many Myamandlovo's people are said to be collected. Col. Paget is awaiting supply of grain at Gwelo before attacking Iudema. Major Rivett (Rivet Carnac?) reported better and out of danger. Colonel Alderson reports return of Pilson patrol on September 25th from Norton's Farm, after destroying several kraals and caves 190 sacks of mealies brought in. Further surrender reported in Bulalema district at Solusis-621 men, 703 women, 1,140 children, 79 guns, 703 assegais. Indunas included in above are Sibondwane, Ofusi, Sigungulwana, Mayeza, and Shugisa, brother of Lobengula. In Shilo district 600 surrenders with 40 guns. (End).'—ROSMEAD."— Central News. I EXECUTION OF MAKONI. I MAJOR WATTS ACQUITTED. CApm TowN, Wednesday.—The inquiry at Forb Salisbury into the conduct of Major Watts in confirming the sentence of death passed by court- martial on the chief Makoni has resulted in ex- oneration of that officer from blame in the matter. OPERATION ON THE HON. MAURICE GIFFORD The Hon. Maurice Gifford, C.M.G., who was njured in South Africa. has recently under. gone at 33, Cadogan-square, an operation by Dr. Cotterill for removal of bone. The operation was successful, three pieces being removed. Mr Gifford, however, suffers great pain, slight in- tiammation having arisen.

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